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Juízo final by Sidney Sheldon

Juízo final (1991)

by Sidney Sheldon

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Title:Juízo final
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The Doomsday Conspiracy by Sidney Sheldon (1991)


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Starts a little slow, but then it gets really good. Loved it by the time it was done. Very good writing. Give it 4.4 star. ( )
  anthonypuyo | Aug 12, 2018 |
Solid thriller. Wasn't too sure what to think about the last 9 pages. ( )
  DCavin | Oct 4, 2016 |
По-добре да седи настрана от трилърите с фантастичен елемент, една от най-слабите му книги, които съм чела! ( )
  Art3mis | Aug 12, 2016 |
A little paranoid (hence the 'conspiracy' I suppose). About visitors from outer space and taking out all the witnesses so as not to create a panic. ( )
  AliceAnna | Oct 15, 2014 |
As an avid reader, lover of Sci- FI and political thrillers I was pleased to come across The Doomsday Conspiracy by Sidney Sheldon, published in 1991. Sheldon, who has written many a blockbuster, was a surprise addition to my Sci-Fi want list.

When a UFO crashes, practically in front of a Swiss tour bus, US Naval Intelligence assigns Commander Robert Bellamy to track down the handful of witnesses. Bellamy conducts a world-wide search using his well honed skills, finding one witness after another. The man hunt becomes comical by its repetitive nature. The farce continues when each witness is assassinated right after Bellamy leaves town and he himself becomes a target betrayed by everyone he ever knew. What takes weeks and thousands of miles for our intrepid hero to discover is puzzled out by the ready after perhaps the second grizzly state sanctioned hit. Locations are beautifully described, but they become a distraction. Bellamy’s memories of traveling to these locals with his ex-wife ultimately become annoying. He becomes an object of pity rather than an intrepid agent on the run. The science fiction aspect of the novel is it by far the weakest part of the plot. The aliens and the menace they represent are but a weak sub plot. Expectations for our aliens in the 21st century are much higher than in 1991, apparently. Today we expect them to be powerful in a helpful, manipulative or truly menacing way. Instead we get an impotent creature lost on earth and in need of Bellamy’s help to be rescued. Watch out alien creature, everyone he talks to gets killed! The hero is a disappointment in this novel. Billed as a brilliant agent he puzzles out the location of witnesses with nearly no information and he befuddles his pursuers time and again but is ignorant of the forces behind the plot and has no suspicions despite the global nature of his betrayal. The climax also failed as it was abrupt and anti climatic with the non-powerful aliens abducting the bad guys. Move along, move along. There’s nothing to see here.

Neither good Sci-Fi nor political thriller it suffers from an under developed plot, flat characters and distracting repetition. Despite good pacing and great potential The Doomsday Conspiracy was a disappointment. Fortunately, other Sheldon stories are much better.
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  nvellis01 | Aug 11, 2014 |
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May you live in interesting times. — ancient Chinese curse
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The witnesses standing at the edge of the field were staring in horrified silence, too stunned to speak.
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Commander Robert Bellamy of US Naval Intelligence is dispatched on a top secret mission. A weather balloon carrying sensitive military information has crashed in Switzerland. Bellamy must locate the ten witnesses to the incident so that they can be sworn to secrecy.
But as he conducts his search Bellamy begins to suspect that he, too, is being hunted, and by an unknown lethal force...that what he was told about the balloon is only one part of an almost unbelievable happening...
From Washington to Zurich, Rome and Paris, the story unfolds to reveal Bellamy's past - why the woman he loves the most cannot return his love, why his friends become his deadly enemies, and why the world must never learn the incredible secret hidden on the Swiss Alps...
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When a mysterious weather balloon crashes to earth in the Swiss Alps, the head of the NSA picks Robert Belamy to track down and identify the ten people who witnessed the event. Bellamy's obsession with covert assignments has already cost him the only woman he can ever love; now he believes he has nothing left to lose. But as he searches for clues from Rome to Budapest to Texas, the mission blows up in his face--ripping the lid off an incredible consipracy that stretches around the globe and even into space.… (more)

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